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Remember that new movie version of "Romeo and Juliet" that "True Grit" star Hailee Steinfeld was attached to? Yeah, we had completely forgotten about it, too, but now there's a trailer to jog our memories.
Directed by Carlo Carlei and starring Douglas Booth as Romeo, this newfangled "R&J" looks decidedly ... calmer than Baz Luhrmann's game-changing 1996 version starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. But hey, it's, you know, a pretty good script by a fella named Bill Shakespeare, if we remember correctly, and it's nice to see Steinfeld in a more girly-girl role as compared to her terrific tomboyish turn in "True Grit."
The supporting cast is pretty great, too, with Kodi Smit-McPhee as Benvolio, Damian Lewis as Lord Capulet, Natascha McElhone as Lady Capulet, Lesley Manville as the Nurse, Ed Westwick as Tybalt, Paul Giamatti as Friar Laurence, Christian Cooke as Mercutio, Tomas Arana as Lord Montague, Laura Morante as Lady Montague, Tom Wisdom as Count Paris, Leon Vitali as the Apothecary and Stellan Skarsgard as Prince of Verona. Quite the impressive dramatis personae.
Check out the trailer above, and thanks to ComingSoon.net for the find.
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"One of my favorites is the beautiful Franco Zeffirelli version of 'Romeo and Juliet' from 1968. Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey have such chemistry that I could watch that over and over again.
"When I was 13, I saw it about 20 times and would pause it on the 'dirty' parts. That's what Christian school does: 'Oh my God! They showed her topless. Pause!"
Just when you thought the ensemble romance had reached its pinnacle with "New Year's Eve," the genre is being revitalized by revisiting a classic.
"Homeland" star Damian Lewis has been cast as Lord Capulet in "Downton Abbey" writer Julian Fellowes' adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet," which began filming in Italy late last month with youngsters Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Ed Westwick and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
And Lewis isn't the only big name on the bill; the list of newly-cast leads reads like a longer list of Hollywood who's who. Joining are Natasha McElhone (Lady Capulet), Stellan Skarsgard (Prince of Verona), Paul Giamatti (Friar Laurence), Tomas Arana (Lord Montague), Laura Morante (Lady Montague), Lesley Manville (The Nurse), Christian Cooke (Mercutio) and Leon Vitali (Apothecary). Get More »
Young Brit Douglas Booth might be making Miley Cyrus "LOL" as a love interest in her upcoming film, but there won't be much laughing in the next film he's attached to. "Life at These Speeds," which will costar Billy Crudup, is an inspirational tale of one teen who turns his personal demons into amazing success as a long-distance runner.
The story is based on the young adult novel by Jeremy Jackson about a popular 8th grader, Kevin, whose random decision to ride home with his parents instead of taking the school van home from a track meet inadvertently saves his life. When the van takes a nosedive into a river, all of his teammates are killed, including his best friend.
Naturally, Kevin is devastated by grief and guilt, and he attempts to start his life over at a different high school. The only thing that really saves him, though, is running. Crudup's taking on the role of Coach Rowen, Kevin's running coach and friend. Get More »
We need no longer ask, "Wherefore art thou, Romeo?"
The doomed son of Montague whose only love sprung from his only hate will live -- and die -- once again as British thespian Douglas Booth has joined the cast of "Romeo and Juliet," according to Variety.
Booth joins a cast that includes Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet; Ed Westwick as Juliet's hot-tempered cousin, Tybalt; Kodi Smit-McPhee as Romeo's cousin and the play's voice of reason, Benvolio; and Holly Hunter as Juliet's outspoken, scene-stealing Nurse. Get More »
"Be ruled by me, forget to think of her."
Ah, if only Romeo had heeded this advice, things maybe wouldn't have gone so horribly wrong.
But then, it wouldn't be "Romeo and Juliet."
It is Benvolio, Romeo's cousin, who tries to warn the doomed young lover, and it is Kodi Smit-McPhee who will play Benvolio in the latest cinematic version of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, according to Variety. Get More »
A new, cinematic version of Shakespeare's classic romantic tragedy "Romeo and Juliet" is in the works and needs a young man to play Tybalt, a high and mighty prick who loves to ruffle feathers. Hmm, who could pull that off?
It seems the production team went with the most obvious (and perfect) choice: Ed Westwick, a.k.a. Chuck Bass, resident slimeball and trickster on CW's "Gossip Girl." The actor has been tapped to play the role of Juliet's cousin, reports Variety, alongside recent Oscar-nominee Hailee Steinfeld, who is set to play the titular female lead.
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When you receive an Oscar nomination for your first film, you don't lack for movie offers, and Hailee Steinfeld has had her fair share of intriguing roles to pick from.
She narrowly lost out on "The Hunger Games," but has quickly bounced back as the title role in Sleeping Beauty, and by possibly starring in one of the most iconic stories ever: "Romeo and Juliet." (Not a bad choice to follow up a classic Western story!) Get More »